Covid, RSV numbers trending up

Published 9:46 am Wednesday, October 11, 2023

As the bustling Ole Miss football season sweeps through Oxford, the city is nestled within a Southeast region experiencing a pronounced uptick in COVID-19 cases. 

Over the past 16 weeks, the Southeast has seen fluctuating numbers of positive COVID-19 cases. The first eight-week period this spring reported an average of 47 daily cases, but this figure skyrocketed to 134 in the most recent eight weeks. 

This alarming leap signifies an eye-catching 185.81 percent increase in the daily average of positive cases, meaning that the region has seen nearly three times the daily cases recently compared to earlier data.

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Projecting forward, the Southeast might expect daily COVID-19 cases to alternate between 154 and 207 in the upcoming weeks. While this presents a broader regional perspective, Oxford’s populace is encouraged to remain informed, given its vibrant community events.